The Ideal Retirement

Looking for that ideal place for your retirement? Look no more! You've just found Ozark. Ozark is a small community of approx. 14,500, where shopping, dining, and entertainment are available, without the noise and insecurity of a larger city. Ozark is a Friendly community in a scenic area, where interests in historical attractions, culture, and outdoor activities can be fulfilled. Ozark is close to major metropolitan areas. Quality of life, security, climate, recreation, culture, services, and health care all combine to make Ozark an ideal retirement adventure.

Quality of Life

Special organizations for mature adults, as well as civic, social, and church organizations are found in Ozark. If you're interested in crafts, gardening, the arts, or history, you'll find active organizations that will welcome you. Your career knowledge and experience will be a welcomed asset to our community. A nearby university, community colleges, and several vocational schools offer various curricula, some providing tuition-free courses for mature adults. Efficient law enforcement provides Ozark with one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. Ozark's many places of worship accommodate different faiths.

Climate

The air is fresh and clean in Ozark and Ozark enjoys a mild climate. The climate makes outdoor activities enjoyable throughout the year and it encourages the growth of beautiful flowers and trees. Most impressive is the Springtime spectacular of azaleas and dogwoods in bloom.

Recreation

Ozark is truly a sporting paradise for golfing, water activities, and hunting. Ed Lisenby Lake provides ample fishing and water activities. For those who prefer solid ground, golf is one of the most popular Ozark sports. The area boasts many challenging courses. Walking is also a popular pastime in Ozark, with walking trails in town, on Fort Rucker, and a new trail around Ed Lisenby Lake. Many other activities such as bridge, tennis, and square dancing are available.

Culture

The area offers both cultural and just-for-fun activities. Those who appreciate the turn of the century homes found in Ozark might also enjoy the many antique shops. A variety of museums and historical sites showcase the area. The Flowers Center for Performing Arts and the Civic Center offer a variety of events, from Shakespeare to country music. Many fairs and festivals that mark or signify special occasions have a history in Ozark. Held in honor of the log-hewed Claybank Church built in 1852, the Claybank Jamboree offers a chance to browse for bargains among antiques, vintage furniture, homemade quilts, and other special keepsakes from days gone by. Activities for the festival include an Art show, and a 5K Run. Ozark is the home of Fort Rucker, the largest helicopter training center in the world. A tribute to combat aircraft and to the pilots who flew them can be found at Fort Rucker's U.S. Army Aviation Museum. The museum has over 90 different aircraft in its collection, and contains the world's largest collection of helicopters.

Money Matters

Far from the maddening crowd, Ozark offers financial services to meet your needs. Military retirees are able to utilize Fort Rucker facilities. Opportunity for civil service employment is also available. Housing in Ozark is affordable, with prices for new and previously owned 1,200 to 1,500 square foot homes from $60,000 to $90,000 and 2,000 to 2,500 square foot homes from $100,000 to $250,000.

Health Care

Topnotch health care facilities are located in and around Ozark. Ozark has an excellent hospital, with outpatient surgical centers and clinic facilities, all staffed by well trained medical personnel who practice a broad range of specialties. The area also has two state-of-the-art regional hospitals. Lyster Army Hospital is on nearby Fort Rucker. Most of the facilities offer community seminars on issues concerning mature adults.

It's Ideal to Live in Ozark, Alabama

So what are you waiting for? Ozark is that scenic, friendly, and affordable community you've been looking for. The superior climate, the clean, safe environment and the relaxed lifestyle, along with regional history, health care, and an abundance of recreation and entertainment, make Ozark that ideal place for retirement!

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